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Olympic flowers

Posted by alealdo z8 Torino-Italy (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 20, 06 at 3:27

Isn't it strange have a cactus flowering on your balcony, while your city is hosting the *winter* Olympics?
This cute Echinocereus viridiflorus v. davisii doesn't care of what happens around:

(Yesterday it snowed, again...)


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RE: Olympic flowers

That's a beauty Alessandro. Must like all the commotion?
Lincoln, NE USDA 5

RE: Olympic flowers

I really like your particular clone, Alessandro. The flowers seem to have a slight touch of pink. Does it have a collection number?


RE: Olympic flowers

  • Posted by rpw53 z9 LA gulfcoast (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 20, 06 at 19:27

Very nice!

RE: Olympic flowers

  • Posted by alealdo z8 Torino-Italy (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 21, 06 at 2:51

Dan, I think so! :)
Al, no field number for this one, it's one of my self-IDed.


RE: Olympic flowers

That's one nice flower. Does remind me of the Olympic torch in a way.


RE: Olympic flowers


You have a very nice plant there.
I am convinced however, that it is not a pure E. davisii. This is because it has too many radial spines, the flowering zone is lower than that of davisii and the flower has that pinkish touch.
It most likely is a hybrid with another variety of Ecer. viridiflorus like correllii, neocapillus or similar


Here is a link that might be useful: Ecer Davisii

RE: Olympic flowers

  • Posted by alealdo z8 Torino-Italy (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 22, 06 at 3:24

Jordi, thank you for your hints. When it comes to hybrids, one must wave the white flag and surrender... I will keep it as E. davisii X something.

Jen, you're right! I hadn't looked at it in that way!


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